Bend the World, 2021
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Anna Moser received a BA in Art and Literature from Yale University in 2011, an MPhil in Criticism and Culture from Cambridge University in 2012, and a doctorate in English from New York University in 2020. Anna’s paintings and collages take the form of small-scale abstractions that flirt with references to landscape.
“I am interested in the limits of recognition and understanding, and the yearning to transcend these limits – a tension that the horizon symbolizes throughout history. The horizon always recedes from vision; it is a lure, but also a prohibition — a figure for desire, which I paint towards. Desire produces a tension, a gap between reality and ideality. I aim to mine this interval in my work, unsettling the refined aesthetic of minimalism with unevenness, awkwardness, asymmetry, and play. Color is central to this endeavor. I am interested especially in how color signifies sociologically: pink, so we are told, means femininity, red is for anger and passion, greys and browns suggest melancholy, yellow is optimistic. My work tries to unlearn these associations, to make productive misalignments.”
Yale University, New Haven; Private Collections.